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#1 drbish OFFLINE  

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Posted April 29, 2017 - 02:50 PM

Not sure if that is what they are actually called,I am talking about the ones
that cost a fortune.Is there a way to test them.I have access to several but the engines are locked up.
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Posted April 29, 2017 - 03:04 PM

I'd like to know that and the points type as I have 2 tecumseh's here to try to get running. One is points, not sure on the other.



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Posted April 29, 2017 - 03:51 PM

Me too. The engines that are locked up, are they seized or rod gone. I had a spare hh100 engine that would turn about half way, then stop. And would rotate back the other way and stop. So I figued that the ignition part was good, which it was because I used the ignition box on my mf12 about a month ago. But it would be nice to know how to test them.

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Posted April 29, 2017 - 04:12 PM

www.enginesandmagnets.com. I don't claim to know anything about these ignitions. But if you go to that web site it is a real wealth of knowledge about Tecumseh Solid State Ignitions. The owner of the site has studied and conducted many tests of them on his own.

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Posted April 29, 2017 - 04:34 PM

www.enginesandmagnets.com. I don't claim to know anything about these ignitions. But if you go to that web site it is a real wealth of knowledge about Tecumseh Solid State Ignitions. The owner of the site has studied and conducted many tests of them on his own.

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I looked through there and saw nothing on this style of points and magneto.

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Posted April 29, 2017 - 04:51 PM

there isn't alot to know about that style points and magneto, other than I never knew they used them on the HH (cast iron) series engines at least those  bigger than 7hp.... that style mag was used on most of the aluminum-block Tecumsehs.


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Posted April 29, 2017 - 05:00 PM

 

I looked through there and saw nothing on this style of points and magneto.

Those are plain old Tecumseh points that were in many many engines. The solid state ignition is common but now hard to find parts for. Ed Stoller is the man behind Engines and Magnets.   http://home.earthlin...ller/index.html   He provides lots of info including how to diagnose and repair the Tech Solid State Ignition. Good Luck, Rick



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Posted April 29, 2017 - 05:18 PM

I looked through there and saw nothing on this style of points and magneto.

 

Kenny, that is the same ignition as on your Bolens Lawn Keeper.

 

points = Tecumseh # 30547

 

condenser = Tecumseh # 30548

 

coil = Tecumseh # 30560

 

Without a specialized coil tester, all you can do is test the ignition primary & secondary for continuity/ohms.

 

Somewhere on the 'net, I saw a way to build a simple coil tester.


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Posted April 29, 2017 - 05:27 PM

Kenny, that is the same ignition as on your Bolens Lawn Keeper.

 

points = Tecumseh # 30547

 

condenser = Tecumseh # 30548

 

coil = Tecumseh # 30560

 

Without a specialized coil tester, all you can do is test the ignition primary & secondary for continuity/ohms.

 

Somewhere on the 'net, I saw a way to build a simple coil tester.

That's where I got the pic from. I have an H50 and an LEV120 to get running for a customer. Waiting for the monsoons to ease up!



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Posted April 29, 2017 - 07:38 PM

the LEV120 is probably electronic, coil outside the flywheel. the H50 is probably as you pictured. Common as dirt.


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Posted April 29, 2017 - 09:00 PM

You can test the charge coil that sends the power to the solid state with an ohm meter. To check if it is good. That will eliminate 50% of the guess work.




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